British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

Jul 28, 2015

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

A member of the upper chamber of Britain’s Parliament resigned Tuesday, apologizing for causing “pain and embarrassment” after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary ...

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, dies at 22

Jul 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's daughter, dies at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has died at age 22, U.S. media reported Sunday. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family said in statement cited by Entertainment Tonight ...

Jul 17, 2015

China executes Japanese man for drug trafficking

China executed a Japanese man in his 60s in late June for drug trafficking, Japanese and Chinese sources said Friday. The man was the sixth Japanese national to be executed in China. Four were put to death in April 2010 and one in July ...

Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring escape

Jul 15, 2015

Video shows drug lord Guzman's daring escape

Mexico’s government released a video Tuesday showing fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman going into his prison cell’s shower and bending down behind a short dividing wall before disappearing. While Guzman paced back and forth several times between the bathroom area and his ...

Jul 15, 2015

'Narcocorridos' as Guzman's escape inspires drug ballads

Mexican drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman had barely vanished from prison when the first rhymes hit the Internet — his second spectacular jailbreak has already inspired “narcocorridos,” controversial drug ballads. The genre is a big part of the “narco cultura” that is especially ...

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

Jul 14, 2015

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

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The high-profile arrest of former Toyota Motor Corp. executive Julie Hamp last month over importing oxycodone might fuel prejudice in Japan against the narcotic painkillers and other strong pain-relieving drugs, experts fear. Hamp, the automaker’s first female managing officer, was released by police without ...

Jul 14, 2015

Explaining Japan's tough drug rules

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Some medications available through prescription or over the counter in the U.S. are prohibited in Japan and cannot be brought into the country. Heroin, cocaine, MDMA, opium, cannabis and stimulant drugs, including some prescription medications such as Adderall, are prohibited. There are no exceptions ...